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Together, U.S. and Mexico take down drug traffickers

Learn how the U.S. and Mexico work under the Mérida Initiative to disrupt groups smuggling drugs, people and weapons across their shared border.
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Combating global slavery: A new approach

Governments, businesses, civil society, and activists came together at the United Nations to address the scourge of human trafficking.
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U.S., Latin America join forces to counter gangs

Juvenile justice officials from six countries share their evolving approaches to preventing youth from joining gangs in their countries at a U.S.-hosted conference.
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Miami police train partners to combat transnational crime

By training their counterparts from around the world, Miami-Dade police are helping to combat crime both at home and abroad.
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Jordan, U.S. partner on counterterrorism training hub

The new Jordanian Gendarmerie Training Academy, built with U.S. assistance, is training law enforcement officers throughout the Middle East and beyond on state-of-the art counterterrorism tactical skills.
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These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.
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U.S. joins other countries in fight against opioids [video]

President Trump declared opioid drug abuse a national health emergency. The U.S. is working with partners to stem the flow of opioids around the world.
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Domestic abuse harms whole communities

If there is no place to escape, victims of domestic violence must either submit or fight back, inviting further abuse. Shelters are a basic community need.
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Domestic violence shaped her police work

Police around the world have a difficult time convincing domestic violence victims to seek help. Cindy Rodriguez has an advantage: She's been there.